Urban Decay Cream Eyeshadows ($17.00 each) came out a few months ago as the newly revamped cream eyeshadows. I had heard many raves for the original Urban Decay cream eyeshadows, and these are definitely up to par! I’m really loving the packaging on this product, because it is a flocked applicator that you just pull out and use to apply (very much like a lipgloss or UDPP). Usually cream eyeshadows are packaged in pots or jars, so you either usey our fingers or a brush to apply.
These eyeshadows are a silicone, gel-based formula that provides a creaseless base layer of color. I tried Grass, which is a really bright pop of emerald, grassy green; Weeds, which is a bright, shimmering yellow-y gold-green; and Radium, which is a bright, shimmering medium blue color. I haven’t road-tested them on my eyes yet, but I did blend them out on my hand to test out the staying power. Verdict? They held up all day, despite several hand washings! Definitely something to consider for the hot, sweaty summer months coming up.
Asphalt (black with lots of silver and iridescent glitter), Delinquent (deep metallic purple), Grass (metallic junebug green), Midnight Rodeo (pink champagne with lots of silver and iridescent glitter), Moonshine (pale silver with lots of silver glitter), Mushroom (gunmetal with taupe shift and iridescent glitter), Radium (metallic blue), Rehab (creamy taupe), Sphynx (icy pink with silver and iridescent glitter), Suburbia (medium bronze with subtle gold microsparkle), Weeds (medium green with yellow shift and big silver glitter), Whipped (golden peach with subtle gold microsparkle)
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Doug Lipgloss, James Lipgloss
Urban Decay’s Pocket Rocket Collection recently launched as a spring/summer product naughtily creating some sexy thoughts. Each lipgloss is housed in a flat lipgloss container, and at the top, there are photos of holographic men. If you tilt the lipgloss, the men will show up undressed and just in their boxers/briefs/skivvies.
- David Milky mauve
- Doug Sheer medium pink with iridescent sparkle
- Eric Sheer true red
- James Sheer hot pink with ultraviolet glow
- Jesse Sheer blackberry with warm sparkle
- Julio Sheer white with iridescent sparkle
- Kirk Sheer creamy nude
- Timothy Creamy coral with pink glow
I tried two shades–Doug and James–and both are extremely shimmery/sparkly. It definitely looks like shimmer is in for this summer season, yeah? Doug is a sheer, shimmery raspberry pink with silvery-pink shimmer. James is a sheer, strawberry pink with fuchsia-purple shimmer. Both go on quite sheerly when applied to lips, so don’t expect a lot of color out of these bad boys. The product is pretty gimmicky, but the gloss is non-sticky and sparkly, so the product itself works as a lipgloss should!
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Last week, I reviewed Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin ($17.00). Several commenters expressed interested in purchasing the new UDPP shade, and while it doesn’t officially come out until February… Sephora has made it available to beauty insiders! You can head on over to Sephora.com
and sign up to be a beauty insider (it’s free) so you can take advantage of this little perk
Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($17.00) is a to-be-launched product for the brand this spring. From what the Urban Decay makeup artist could tell me, it would be out in February. My nearest Urban Decay counter was actually having an event on the 14th for the new launches. Sin is very much like the original and beloved UDPP in its texture and formula, but the way it appears is different. Sin is a shimmery champagne base rather than the translucent, matte base of the original UDPP.
I do feel like Sin grabs color better, especially when they’re shimmery shades. I tend to use more shimmer shadows than matte ones, so Sin may work better for me than the original UDPP. Even when I do use mattes, I often mix them with shimmer-based shadows, so Sin would still work well in that instance. What is also nice about this base is its visibility, which allows you to wear it on its lonesome for a quick wash of shimmer. Hey, in a pinch, you could even use a little bit as a highlighter (brow or face), because you can sheer it out and make it look less intense if necessary.
I definitely recommend checking this product out when it officially launches! Urban Decay picked the right way to follow-up UDPP by choosing Sin, such a complementary shade for most skintones.
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Last week, we all found out about Urban Decay’s New Heavy Metal Glitter Liners to be launched for spring. They’re currently available at UrbanDecay.com, as well as Sephora (at least, in-store for me). The new colors are Catfight (bright pink), Groupie (light pink), Midnight Cowboy (beige-gold), and Stagedive (teal).
And yeah, they’re pretty much amazing! If you’re into glitter liners, then I urge you to check out these. I don’t wear glitter liners that often, but I really love Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Liners, just because they go on easily, the glitter is always the color it looks, and it lasts all day. The glitter is the colored part, while the base is clear (which is what helps the glitter adhere to wherever it’s applied). Catfight and Stagedive are my favorites; they’re both bright and fun! Midnight Cowboy is more wearable, because you can easily add it to any neutral look to kick it up a noth without going over the top.
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